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hiredpower
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« Reply #105 on: April 19, 2010, 11:39:15 am »

Welcome REEL FUN MOVIE NIGHT,

  Looks like a nice assortment of equipment to augment your PJ.
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« Reply #106 on: June 18, 2010, 12:13:44 am »

Optoma ep719
15x8 canvas tarp from home depot, love the 719!
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« Reply #107 on: July 04, 2010, 08:21:02 am »

Just got set up for the first time last night!!
 Epson HC8100 (1800 lumens)
 the screen I rented for weekend until my 12' Gemmy arrives was a 16' inflatable
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« Reply #108 on: July 23, 2010, 12:04:21 am »

Just got my InFocus 7210 DLP and it is incredible.  Even though it wasn't in high power mode, the picture was still bright enough to light up my 140" screen before sundown ( about 4:45pm yesterday )

7210: 1100 Lumens, 2800:1 Contrast

Cheesy


Changed my screen this year, and now its a 16x9 screen.   Cheesy

Same projector but now its hooked to a Blu Ray player and it looks awesome!  Smiley


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« Reply #109 on: September 13, 2010, 01:51:06 pm »

Just picked up a Optoma Hd65 1600 lumens to go with the popular Gemmy 12' (great deal for $100)
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« Reply #110 on: September 24, 2010, 11:47:49 am »

Any opinions on the "Digital Galaxy" pj's that are all over E-Bay.
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« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2011, 08:07:47 am »

just ordered my Epson 8350 to go along with Home Depot  Gemmey! 
I also just ordered my whirrly pop and everything i need to make popcorn from Snappy...wow they kill you on shipping!
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« Reply #112 on: March 13, 2011, 08:33:52 am »

NewGreg - you'll like that combo. That's exactly what I have, although I use my older Optoma DV-10 for outdoors. The HD-65 is indoors only - until the other projector dies.
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« Reply #113 on: March 13, 2011, 10:32:16 am »

Any opinions on the "Digital Galaxy" pj's that are all over E-Bay.
projectorcentral.com has it listed at 640 x 480...looks like another cheap chinese PJ. Spend a couple hundred more and get a great PJ that is known a little more like an epson or optoma!
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« Reply #114 on: March 13, 2011, 01:19:07 pm »

Any opinions on the "Digital Galaxy" pj's that are all over E-Bay.
projectorcentral.com has it listed at 640 x 480...looks like another cheap chinese PJ. Spend a couple hundred more and get a great PJ that is known a little more like an epson or optoma!


I will second this advice!!!
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« Reply #115 on: March 14, 2011, 04:01:19 pm »

Yeah, don't skimp on the projector. Get at least a 720P model. They don't cost that much these days.
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« Reply #116 on: March 14, 2011, 06:03:18 pm »

Any opinions on the "Digital Galaxy" pj's that are all over E-Bay.

It really depends on your needs and use of it.
IMHO.... only!

For personal use if these conditions apply
1. If I was buying a projector for my kids playroom or bedroom .... winner.
2. Backup projector for diagonal screen size 12' or smaller.  (normal gain)
3. Very controlled very...very low ambient light indoor setting  (normal gain)
Picture is at best quality between 80"-110" diagonal screen size (normal gain)


I own a few of these projectors specifically for dropoff/pickup backyard screen rentals. Which I think they are absolutely perfect for. We send this projector out with inflatable screen sizes between 6' up to 12'.

For a couple hundred a pop for 1080i it is a good bang for your buck if you do dropoff/pickup (non managed) movie rentals of screens 12' or smaller.

It is not very smart to leave expensive high end A/V equipment at a rental unsupervised. That's why this PJ fits the bill perfectly.

If your looking for a personal projector I would not recommend this PJ, for an extra hundred bucks or two you can buy a great brand name projector that is much better.

Like everything else made in China... and sold under a general generic name it is a cheesy and cheaply built which is noticeable from the moment you pull it out of the box.


Following the post theme -  Christie DS+60, Cannon Lv-7465, Sanyo PLC-EF60A, Sanyo PLC-XT16, handfull of espson pj's ranging around 2000-2500 lumens ranging from 15 years to 6 years old. I also have a handful of the Galaxy Digital pj's.

I think most of you already know the extent of my screen collection so I wont bore you with that. Those members who dont, you can see my post history.

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« Reply #117 on: June 09, 2011, 03:40:36 pm »

I've had my Vivitek H1080FD for a year now and still love it Smiley

Other gear:
Gemmy Deluxe
Yamaha Stagepas 500
Ultimate TS99BL Stands
AKG WMS40 PRO Dual Wireless Mics
4TB Xtreamer Pro Media Server
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Monoprice Cabling
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« Reply #118 on: September 11, 2011, 07:13:23 am »

 nec lt265 a great buy on eBay less than 100 bucks with 54% bulb life left.

 black out fabric 10 x 9 and again another eBay buy 30 bucks.
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« Reply #119 on: September 26, 2011, 12:02:32 am »

OK.. I have spent some money over the last few years trying to find the right balance of expense and quality; an epson powerlite 82c, a viewsonic Pdj5122 (the absolute worst of the three) and an epson 705dh.  By far, the best projector is the 705hd.  The colors an blacks are fantastic.  I had my Mom over for a viewing of Jungle Book and she was blown away by the color (she saw it when it first came out).  I have also had neighbors over for four other movies and they said it was better than watching in the movie theater; it's a great projector. 

I'm always on the lookout for a better projector but I don't thing you will find a better projector for the money for backyard viewing. 



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